March 21, 2018

The School of Social Work continues to offer one of the top graduate social work programs in the nation, according to rankings released in March for the U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Graduate Schools.

The School’s Master of Social Work program is ranked No. 3 among public universities nationwide and No. 5 among private and public schools.  The School has consistently been ranked No. 5 or higher for more than a decade.

“We are thrilled that we maintain our national standing as one of the top schools of social work in the nation,” says School of Social Work Dean Edwina Uehara. “This outstanding recognition from more than 250 peer institutions reflects the high level of social innovation and impact that our faculty, students and alumni achieve every day through their research, classroom engagement and community partnerships.”

This year, the School is in a three-way tie for the No. 5 spot with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University. For the full listings and information about the magazine’s methodology, visit U.S. News & World Report.

Last year, the Center for World University Rankings named the School the No. 1 social work school in the world for its influential scholarship and broad-based impact. The School was the only No. 1-ranked program among the 45 University of Washington science and social science disciplines that placed in the top 10 in the CWUR rankings.